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I’ve just read this sentence; „The one whose photos gets picked should quit“.

but I don’t understand, why the verb is in the singular, altough it refers to „photos“.

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    @Centaurus -- isn't should quit the verb for the one? That is, I parse it as The one should quit. / which one? / the one whose photos get picked. (Because it's the photos that are getting picked, not the one.) Am I missing something here? – Roger Sinasohn Sep 20 '18 at 18:05
  • No @RogerSinasohn I'm the one who missed it. – Centaurus Sep 20 '18 at 18:08
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    “The one whose photos gets picked” is just ungrammatical—you shouldn’t waste time trying to understand the grammar of this sentence – sumelic Sep 20 '18 at 21:31
  • Thanks for pointing that out sumelic, it was a brainfart on my part. – Wilson Sep 21 '18 at 8:38

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